On May 5, 1985, 14-year-old Shelly Boggio, her twin sister Stacey and Stephanie Forsythe were hitchhiking near St. Petersburg when they were picked up by James Dailey, Jack Pearcy, and Dwaine Shaw. The group went to a bar and then to Pearcy’s house, where they met Pearcy’s girlfriend, Gayle Bailey. Stacey and Stephanie returned home, and Shelly, Gayle and the men went to another bar and returned to Pearcy’s house around midnight.
Shelly, Dailey, and Pearcy left in a car. When the two men returned later, without Shelly, Dailey was wearing wet pants and carrying a bundle. The next morning, Dailey and Pearcy went to a laundromat and told Gayle to pack because they were going to Miami.
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